• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 100

    CARLO ERRANI (ITALIAN, 1804-1860)

    Price Realised  


    CARLO ERRANI (ITALIAN, 1804-1860)
    An officer, in military uniform, blue coat with silver-embroidered collar, silver buttons, blue sash around waist, wearing the Knight Cross of the French Order of the Legion of Honour, the Military Knight Cross of the Royal Belgian Order of Leopold, and one other order
    signed 'Carlo Errani fece' (mid-left)
    on ivory
    oval, 4 7/16 in. (113 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount with rope twist surround and foliate applications

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    On the basis of the uniform, it has been suggested that the present sitter was a high-ranking officer in the Sardinian Army and may have been a doctor or a vet.

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    N. Lemoine-Bouchard, Les Peintres en miniature actifs en France 1650-1850, Paris, 2008, p. 226.